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Aille River Tourist Hostel & Camping

Doolin, North Clare


Aille River Tourist Hostel & Camping is a 300-year-old renovated building situated on a quiet road on the bank of the Aille River in the centre of Doolin.

This is a perfect spot for your stopover or extended stay in the area, where you will experience a warm, friendly atmosphere in old-world surroundings. Visit the sights of Clare or chill out by the river during the day, then relax by the turf fire or check out the traditional music in the local pubs.

Sitting on the Wild Atlantic Way, Aille River Tourist Hostel & Camping is the gateway to the majestic world-famous 700 ft Cliffs of Moher, the Aran Islands, and the unique beauty of the Burren landscape, home to thousands of rare wildflowers and archaeological Celtic sites.

Having been in operation for 36 years, they welcome back many returning visitors who say that returning to the Aille River Tourist Hostel & Camping is like returning home. On a cold evening, the turf fire beckons. When the sky is blue, the grassy banks of the Aille river invite one for a snooze in the sun, and whatever the weather, the atmosphere is always warm and friendly.

They encourage traditional music sessions – by the fireside or riverside – and many musicians stop over with them regularly.

All their rooms are private and ensuite. They also have a quiet campsite for tents and a riverside Glamping Tipi.

A fully equipped self-catering kitchen is available, and they offer a breakfast selection and good coffee for a small fee.


This hostel has received multiple Certificates of Excellence from TripAdvisor and was awarded Failte Ireland’s Welcome Standard 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016.

Good to Know

There is private free on-site parking for guests. Free WiFi is available throughout the property, excluding the campsite.

About Doolin


The famous coastal village of Doolin is renowned for its Irish traditional music sessions, a gateway to the Aran Islands and a haven for outdoor enthusiasts.